Ideas for Sweet potatoes

July 9, 2015
Savory Sweet Potato Recipes

Fitbit December Challenge-top nav and bottom article1Not only for stuffing, these orange taters are amazing at every meal, from savory breakfasts to salty snacks to chocolate-y desserts.

Regardless of the season, sweet potatoes are always a versatile, healthy option for a colorful, filling meal. Not only are they beautiful, they’re also loaded with fiber and nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants.

Breakfast and Brunch

Antioxidant-rich red bell peppers, onions, lycopene-boasting grape tomatoes, and spicy cayenne combine with the star ingredient for a quick and easy hash. Add an egg on top for some extra protein, or eat it as a side or small meal.

Talk about your breakfast of champions: Sweet potatoes, heart-healthy olive oil, a whole bunch of kale (which is a great source of fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamins K, A, and C), and some protein-packed eggs offer up a filling, well-balanced morning meal.

These are a delightfully simple, healthier version of the classic latke: Sweet potatoes mixed with onions, eggs, panko, and a little of the flour of your choice (choose whole-wheat for an extra health boost) are baked—not fried—into pancake-y perfection.

These cute little morsels make great fare as part of a relaxed weekend brunch. Vegan and free of gluten, soy, and dairy, they still manage to pack a healthy punch thanks to their low sugar content, as well as the addition of cinnamon, pecans (which are a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and additional nutrients), and quinoa flour.

Yes, you read that correctly. This smoothie packs in sweet potato, soymilk (or another milk of your choosing), protein-rich yogurt, honey, anti-inflammatory cinnamon, and some vanilla to taste. It’s like liquid pie (without all the sugar and crust and stuff).

Bake a sweet potato, cut it in half, scoop out a little bit of the flesh, add a tiny bit of butter, and crack an egg in the hole. Bake, season with salt and pepper, and shabam: You’ll be full till lunch, for sure. (Alongside a small green salad, this could also make a great lunch or light dinner!)

These pancakes are full of healthy, wholesome ingredients: Whole oats, a bit of almond milk, an egg, some pecans, and super-spice cinnamon bring the structure and flavor, while sweet potato brings a beautiful orange shade and healthy dose of fiber to these cheerful morning ‘cakes.

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